City of Big Spring
Job Title: Building Official
Department: Code Enforcement
Interested persons must complete the online application at www.mybigspring.com. Please submit a cover letter and resume along with the online application.
This position is responsible for conducting building inspections and supervising the enforcement of building codes and city ordinances. This person is responsible for enforcement of all Federal, State and Local codes for Health, Safety, and Nuisances. Position also oversees the City Facilities department.
- Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a Baccalaureate
- Degree or related study in this occupational field.
- Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the sub-units in the department in order to direct and coordinate work within the department. This type of experience is usually associated with three to five years of work in a related field.
- Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Texas for the vehicle or type of vehicles operated.
- Possession of or ability to readily obtain, within one year, the appropriate state certification for the type of inspection(s) conducted, including:
- ASFPM Certified Floodplain Manager
- Registered Code Enforcement Officer
- Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners Plumbing Inspector License
- ICC Residential Plumbing Inspector License
- Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester License o ICC Certified Building Official certification*
MAJOR DUTIES, FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Essential duties and functions may include the following:
- Reviews plans for residential and commercial construction to ensure compliance with building, safety, and accessibility codes.
- Issues alteration and repair permits for residential construction.
- Inspects new residential and commercial construction in the city including building foundations, rough structures, and finished structures for safety and compliance with standard codes.
- Enforces soil erosion and sediment control ordinances.
- Travels city streets to locate non-permitted construction and other code violations; conducts site inspections when complaints are received.
- Interprets and explains building and zoning ordinances, codes and regulations to builders, contractors, and homeowners.
- Answers zoning questions, receives requests for conditional use, variances and changes, and collects applicable fees.
- Reviews standard building, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, gas, fire prevention and other codes to remain abreast of code changes.
- Prepares reports and maintains inspection records.
- Supervises the work activities of the Senior Code Enforcement Officer and Code Enforcement Officers.
- Supervises and assigns work for the City Facilities department. Oversees the control and use of all materials, supplies and equipment used in the maintenance, construction and repair of City facilities.
- Serves as Project and Construction Manager for City of Big Spring when required.
- Organizes and conducts various board meetings to include the Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing
- Board and Zoning Board of Adjustments and Appeals.
- Supervises the work activities of the Permitting Office.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED BY THE POSITION:
- Knowledge of the techniques and materials used in building construction and inspection.
- Knowledge of the state laws, local ordinances, and construction and trade codes governing the building inspection and planning administration processes.
- Knowledge of the geography of the City, including roads, streets, subdivisions, and zoned areas.
- Knowledge of planning and zoning principles, techniques, and practices.
- Knowledge of City and departmental policies and procedures.
- Knowledge of codes and laws governing utility installations.
- Knowledge of administrative duties associated with Permitting duties.
- Skill in interpreting blueprints and maps.
- Skill in operating general office equipment and gauges, circuit testers, levels and other tools and equipment used in the building inspection process.
- Skill in supervising the work of others.
- Skill in dealing with the public.
- Skill in oral and written communication. *SUPERVISORY CONTROLS
The Public Works Director assigns work in terms of department goals and objectives. The employee works independently in organizing work to reach goals and meet deadlines. The work is reviewed through conferences, reports and observation of department activities.
Guidelines include City codes and ordinances, relevant state and federal laws, and regulations, state minimum standard building codes, and city and department policies and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application. This position develops department guidelines.
An employee’s performance will be evaluated based on the following competencies: job knowledge, teamwork, customer service, flexibility, and work ethic.
The work consists of varied technical, administrative and supervisory duties. The number and diversity of codes and guidelines contribute to the complexity of the work.
SCOPE AND EFFECT
The purpose of this position is to inspect residential and commercial construction projects in the city to ensure compliance with relevant codes. Successful performance in this position helps ensure that construction in the
City meets established standards of quality and safety and promotes orderly development within the City.
Contacts are typically with co-workers, local and state elected officials, employees from other departments, utility customers, contractors, property owners, and the general public.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS
Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, provide services, motivate personnel, and justify or defend matters.
The work is typically performed while sitting, standing, or stooping. The employee frequently lifts light objects, occasionally lifts heavy objects, climbs ladders, and must be able to distinguish between shades of color.
The work is typically performed in an office and outdoors, where the employee may be exposed to dust, dirt, machinery with moving parts and inclement weather.
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY
This position has direct supervision over Code Enforcement Officer Superintendent (1), Code Enforcement Officer (2), and Code/Permit Technician (1), City Facilities Crew Leader (1), and City Facilities Maintenance Worker (1).
This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty required of the position given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to execute other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty.
Job Type: Full-time
- Monday (Required)
- Tuesday (Required)
- Wednesday (Required)
- Thursday (Required)
- Friday (Required)
- Health insurance
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Retirement plan
- Paid time off
- Professional development assistance
- Tuition reimbursement